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Hands On… Pioneer Valley

There are some exciting and unforgettable "hands-on" experiences to be found here for all ages. 

Wax Works at Yankee Candle Village enables guests to create a one-of-a-kind wax sculpture of their own hand or create their own custom-scented jar candle. 

Visitors to New England Falconry can learn about falconry and raptors as they free fly a trained Harris' Hawk. 

The Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center offers a 20-lane shooting range that’s open to the public. 

Kids visiting the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art can create their own masterpieces at the museum's own Art Studio, which encourages all to experiment with a wide range of materials and engage in their own creative process.

Yankee Candle Village
Routes 5 & 10, S. Deerfield, MA  01373
Contact:  Laurie McDonald

New England Falconry
P. O. Box 352, North Maple St., Hadley, MA  01035
Contact:  Chris Davis

Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center
299 Page Blvd., Springfield, MA  01104
Contact:  Jay Bathgate

Eric Carle Museum
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA  01002
Contact:  Sandy Soderberg

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